Why I Write Limericks (Limerick)

Brian over at DVerse Poets asks us why we write:

Why I Write Limericks (Limerick)
By Madeleine Begun Kane

I write cuz I don’t have a choice.
I’m simply compelled to give voice
To distress through my humor:
This angst-ridden boomer
Must in whimsy and lim’ricks rejoice.

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12 Responses to “Why I Write Limericks (Limerick)”

  1. WalterMatthau says:

    Why ask why? Let words fly!

    Writing has rarely been easier
    The words get smoother and greasier
    and funny bones tickle
    from wordings so fickle
    and poems don’t ever get sleazier

  2. madkane says:

    Thanks for your limerick, Walter!

  3. Bob Dvorak says:

    Why write limericks? Can it be
    That they’re simple as X, Y, and Z?
    Humor’s best with the flair
    That I get from my chair.
    It’s the thrill of the chaise, don’t you see?

  4. More than a little pretentious for someone that just wrote a poem called “Three Stooges Poetry”, but here goes…

    You might ask why the morning birds sing
    Or why rolling cathedral bells ring
    It’s a passion that aches
    Like the impulse that makes
    A kite dance on the end of a string

  5. Charley Simmons says:

    Why write limericks? Why not?

    No limit on imagination
    Create any situation
    Use one for a tool
    Deflate a pompous fool
    It might your salvation

  6. Geraldine says:

    Hi Madeleine, I love your limerick, can sooo relate!

    I was reading a comment on Ryza rice milk over at MRLR today and noted yours. Hadn’t stopped by for a while, glad I did.

    I have another blog now, at the link I’m sigining on with. Prompts every Sunday, hope you can join us sometime!

    Hugs and Happy Weekend, G

  7. Errol Nimbly says:

    Mad, I totally get what you’ve said.
    A mere grain in my oyster-like head
    Can produce irritation
    That sparks the creation
    Of pearls that are limericks instead.

  8. zee alexi says:

    We like snarky limericks…like Mad’s “Whiny” one. I’ve a red circle w/a line drawn thru the word “Whining.” My boss tacked it onto his bulletin board to give colleagues a hint when they entered his office. More scorn, pls. Errol’s pearls! They’re prerequisite ammunition for dealing w/curt, nasty folks. Yep, we plagiarize ‘em.

  9. madkane says:

    Thanks so much Bob, Steve, Charley and Errol for you fun limericks. And thanks everyone for you delightful comments!

  10. Tumblewords says:

    Hey, that’s a good reason! And because you do them so well I find myself wondering if you talk in limericks as well.

  11. madkane says:

    Thanks, Tumblewords. Sometimes it feels like I dream in limericks too. :)